Two months ago, Lexus’s unique offering gave a slight update for the 2018 model year. In addition to getting a refreshment inside and out, the 2018 Lexus CT200h also received a technological upgrade with new security features, and a new infotainment system. Now, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) finally took control of the 2018 Lexus CT200h and gave it a major transformation. Using the F Sport version as a base, TRD has mounted the hybrid with a subtle front lip spoiler with side skirts that can be painted white or black.
The style changes made to the 2018 Lexus CT200h update are clearly apparent, with a more muscular frontal design, including new mesh inlays for the pin grille. The high quality models have daytime running lights that feel above the spotlights of the projector. There are new wheels, including 10-inch 16-inch spokes with a black metallic paint finish on lower versions, while the F Sport model gets new 17s. As for the rear, the combined taillights have been expanded and continue to retain their L-signature graphics. The bumper also gets a new design with metallic silver and black keys, while the reflector glasses have been painted in metallic gray to match the front. The fog lamps have been remodeled and are now painted in metallic gray. Look a little closer, and you’ll also notice that the integrated bumper previously covered behind the grid, just below the Lexus emblem, is gone, along with the horizontal bars in the grid.
Not much, but Lexus has added a new navigation system with a much wider screen display of 10.3 inches compared to the 7 inputs of the outgoing model. monitor. They have also expanded the interior color palette with several new combinations, including two-color Sunflare Brown / Noble Brown and Ocher / Light Ocher and Chateau / Cheese, among others, and two new trimmings, Sunflare Brown Film and Bamboo. All 2018 Lexus CT200h variants are now equipped with many Lexus electronic control devices. These include a collision warning with automatic braking, an adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning with steering control and automatic high beams.
The 5-door will continue to be powered by the 1.8K Atkinson engine originally designed for the third generation Prius. The combustion engine and electric motor produce 134 horsepower combined. This gives 0 to 60 km / h about 10 seconds and a top speed of 113 mph. This is a bit disappointing, considering not only that the Lexus weighs more than the Prius, but that it has a higher drag coefficient because it is less aerodynamic.